Aug 8, 2011 11:23pm
Re: What to do on Tuesday for those SFO Heads
sorry, I'm slow...
so I think there is at least one acoustic jerry lover playing, though unfortunately it's in North Beach; which to me is the second least dead feeling spot in the city, after the marina.
Though I've been thinking more of your "part of" statement.
What's better on a day like today: listening to someone play the tunes but in an area with little "feeling" or be in a place where you can feel the connection by just walking down the street?
If it's the later then rastomon was on target from the beginning and I was slow.
Though I might graviate more towards Haight and Ashbury side of the upper Haight than to the park side.
Though it's worth the walk to to Stanyan and the park to check out the scene. Who knows, the spirit of the day could have some folks acting civil for a change.
There is a fine brewery at haight and masonic where the tunes should be playing. For a number of years there was a touching jerry memorial on the opposite corner of magnolia brewery; and I wouldn't be surprised if it was still there.
Since we are still in "winter" you might see one of the cool observances in the haight and that is seeing the fog line stop in the middle of masonic street. You can be in the middle of the street and stand in a manner where you can only see half of your body. it's the only place where fog ever came into my apartment.
Of course the trip should include a walk past 710 Ashbury.
(though in my mind I like to think of them at 714 Ashbury.)
Just stay-out of amoeba records unless you want to spend everything you have on cds/records. I'm not sure there is another store like it on the planet.
Admittedly I don't spend much time in the upper Haight, more because of the different type of "street person" problem that the neighborhood endures than anything else.
I spend much more time in the lower Haight, the "spirit" might be a little less, but then you don't have the same street issues that you find in the upper Haight.
A lower Haight stop: toronado - a great tap room for local brews and belgians.
Of course, just let me know if you have any other questions (e.g., directions, mass transit, etc., etc.).
I am not sure of my Tuesday workday, but I'd like to meet you while you are here either this week or next.
I'll post the music venues in the AM, once I check for open mics, etc.. I would think some might be "deadicated."
Also let me know if I'm going in the right direction or not; and then I can add info from there.
btw: here is their farewell show to the haight:http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-03-03.aud.vernon.9374.sbeok.shnf
it's a great "vision" to carry when walking down haight.